World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a r...

North American Taiwanese Medical Association to travel to WHA in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) will send a delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May to plead Taiwan’s case for joinin...

Latin American lawmakers form pro-Taiwan 'Formosa club'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Dozens of parliamentarians from 10 Latin American nations have formed a “Formosa Club” intended to promote a relationship with Taiwan, and they have voiced their sup...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

US sales of Ram, Jeep boost Fiat Chrysler's earnings

MILAN (AP) — Record U.S. sales of Ram trucks and the launch of the new Jeep Gladiator helped fourth-quarter profits at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grow by more than a third, the U.S.-Italian company rep...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

Pope, with eye to Argentine debt, urges financial solidarity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged the International Monetary Fund and finance ministers from across Latin America to work together to end economic “injustices,” saying Wednes...

Pope defrocks founder of another Latin America-based order

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests...

Trump, Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó to meet Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is getting a long-sought meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and another show of U.S. support for the Venezuelan people, the Whi...

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still u...

Venezuela opposition leader to be State of the Union guest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is expected to be a White House guest at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night on Capitol Hill, The Associated Pr...

Pope chats at Vatican with president of Argentine homeland

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis chatted privately at the Vatican with the president of his native country, Argentina, on Friday. President Alberto Fernandez and Francis, the first p...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Protesters t...

Venezuela's Guaidó angles for Trump meeting at end of trip

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó wraps up an international tour with a rally in Miami on Super Bowl weekend with the looming question whether the opposition leader ca...

Drink innovation helps Coke exceed 4Q forecasts

ATLANTA (AP) — New drinks like Coca-Cola Plus Coffee helped Coca-Cola Co. to a better-than-expected fourth quarter. The Atlanta beverage maker said sales of fizzy drinks rose 3% for ...